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Welcome to Chornobyli
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April 22, 2010
Chornobyl, the site of the world's worst civilian nuclear disaster on April 26, 1986, is now a venue for disaster tourism. For a hefty price, curious visitors can venture into the town of Prypyat, Ukraine. Once home to 50,000 people, this ghost town is now a barren wasteland of concrete housing blocks and abandoned playgrounds.

Welcome to Chornobyl

Published 22 April 2010

Chornobyl, the site of the world's worst civilian nuclear disaster on April 26, 1986, is now a venue for disaster tourism. For a hefty price, curious visitors can venture into the town of Prypyat, Ukraine. Once home to 50,000 people, this ghost town is now a barren wasteland of concrete housing blocks and abandoned playgrounds.


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by: v.gerrard from: Dublin
April 27, 2010 01:21
I wouldn't fancy doing a tourist visit there...for I'd say it's more the equivalent of 100 x-rays rather than one. Also, I noticed the photographer lean by his elbow on the wall as he was taking a photo...wouldn't that wall have been contaminated with radiation?


PS. I love your website & will be a frequent visitor from now on. It is beautifully laid out & is very informative.

by: Theo from: Montreal
April 27, 2010 15:32
I think the radiation exposure could be much greater than the equivalent of a single x-ray (particularly at the site of the reactor itself) and that the tourists who think its morally acceptable to pay a local "tour guide" to visit the site on a regular basis are ignorant and naive, at best.